December 6, 2011
This is one of a series of 800mm survey digital still photographs of the Space Shuttle Discovery as it performed a full 360-degree backflip. The series of photos were made by the Expedition 20 crew onboard the International Space Station as the two spacecraft drew near to each other on STS-128's third flight day. This view shows the shuttle's three main engines.
Topics: Manned spacecraft, Human spaceflight, Space Shuttle program, Rendezvous pitch maneuver, STS-118, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Spacecraft